Using Open Source to Create a Video Thumbnail Service

Last week The New York Times hosted the 2017’s edition of Makers Week, an entire week dedicated to working on projects and ideas employees want to test, build and innovate on. There are no boundaries to projects, nor specific scope requirements. You can use your time to do research ...

Snickers: Open Source HTTP API for Media Encoding

At the beginning of this year we created a group on our video engineering team to deal with the ingesting, encoding, publishing and syndication of The New York Times videos. The main goal of the team was to build a pipeline that is vendor agnostic, cloud-based, efficient and elastic. We ...